Monday, June 25, 2018

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch: "10 Myths Busted in Robert Spencer’s The History of Jihad"

About Robert Spencer

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing) and The Truth About Muhammad (Regnery Publishing). Coming in summer 2018 is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe FederalistThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.

10 Myths Busted in Robert Spencer’s The History of Jihad

Ibn Warraq, the renowned ex-Muslim and scholar of the Qur’an and Muhammad, says that my new book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS “shatters many myths.” Here are some of the myths it shatters:
1. Muslim Spain was a paradise of multiculturalism
2. Modern-day jihad terrorism is a reaction to American foreign policy
3. The Christians of the Middle East welcomed the Muslim conquerors because Byzantine rule was so oppressive
4. Muslim countries were always tolerant and protective of their Jewish populations
5. The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is over the Israeli settlements and occupation of Palestinian land
6. Muslim rule in India characterized by “tremendous cross-cultural respect and not religious conflict”
7. “Islam has always been part of America’s story”
8. The conflict between Islam and the West began with the Crusades
9. Wahhabi Islam is a perversion of traditional Islam, which is peaceful
10. The practice of Islamic jihadists taking infidel women as sex slaves began with ISIS and Boko Haram
Click here to preorder The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, the first and only comprehensive narrative history of jihad against not only Europe, but India, Africa, and much more